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in your estimation on the kofi annan scale of peace in our time to "oh, my god, run! "where would you say the world is right now? >> you're close to run. jon: really? more than in previous times, even the bosnian conflict, people were involved in >> today we have syria's problem in the middle east and the whole region. if syria has a miscalculation can really create a problem, we will not be able to handle. syria is divided. we know civil war is going on. the region is divided. and the security council, that supposed to be responsible for international peace is also divided. this make it very difficult to try and bring a solution. that's why i've been encouraging unity of the council, for them to make an effort and really work in a very volatile region of the world >> jon: let me ask you this. the security council, two questions. who is to blame? i want names. (laughing) two, even if they were unified, what would they do? what could they do? could they do anything other than issue a proclamation to syria to say, come on. >> i think there is quite a bit they can do. if they were to come to
. we're back home, baby. back from the conventions. very excitedded tonight. on our program kofi annan will be joining us on the program. former secretary-general of the united nations. what an eventful week. remember the internet, the magical force that showered democracy on the middle east >> when you look at the arab spring, how were people able to amass in various places? twitter >> it's impossible to overstate the role the internet has played. the arab spring wouldn't have happened without twitter and without social media >> jon: true. it's true. of course here we use it to blog the x-factor. millions of people it's an exciting time for twitter. hey, what else is on the internet? let me see. that's not arab spring. democracy, no freedom. yeah, that's... i don't know what that is. what's this? >> an incredibly amateurish, crude and nasty movie made in the united states and released on you-tube, "innocence of muslims" it's called. it depicts the prophet mohammed as a dope, a fraud, a pedophile and womanizer >> jon: it's you-tube. i mean nobody pays attention to you-tube. why not hav
key who may hold it -- group that may hold the key to lasting peace. >> kofi annan tell us why he took on the daunting role of the u.n. on void assyria. >> i did my best. >> keeping score in fenway park. carrying on a baseball tradition for 20 years. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the world. tomorrow marks the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which changed america and led to the invasion of afghanistan. more than a decade later, the notorious bagram prison which holds thousands of taliban prisoners and foreign suspects was handed over. the prisoners are still under american control. we report now from kabul. >> this was supposed to mark a moment of national pride and a marker on the road to afghans sovereignty. the official handover of bagram prison. while it hundreds have been transferred, hundreds more remain in the hands of u.s. military. >> we want to show the international community that human rights will be observed. i trust that they will do their job as best that they can there will be no problem with that. >> it has a troubled history, labeled by some
about bosnia and africa and more of the book "interventions" in just a moment to the kofi annan. regard to take a quick break. >> guest: thank you. >> on the go? "after words" is available via pot test. visit booktv.org and click pot test. select which what you would like to download and listen to "after words" when you travel. >> host: before the break we were talking about rwanda and somalia and weather in cases where there is not a national security interest of a major power, crisis. of course a year-and-a-half after rwanda we had the massacre . a little different because it was in the heart of europe and there was more of a security interest in the european powers involved. >> you're absolutely right. bastille was deferred. bosnia had the attention. bosnia had forces required that rwanda did not have. the issues between the member states, the europeans had deployed troops to the un peacekeeping and subsequently nato. leaving. rather cynical, and they kept the u.n. peacekeepers hostage. this really unnerved the governments. saw another aspect of peacekeeping. we did not prepare the p
talks with former u.n. chief kofi annan about his new memoir and his role as syrian peace envoy. >> as one of my predecessors said, our objective to prevent humanity from going to hell. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: investing for the future, we're helping to bring these new capabilities to market. we're investing billions of dollars in a run d around the globe to help create the technologies we hope will be the heart of tomorrow's innovations. i believe by investing today in technological advances here at intel, we can help make a better tomorrow. >> bnsf railway. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: republican presidential nominee mitt romney found hims
, and hour-long prpl where we invite guest hosts to interview authors. this week kofi annan latest book intervention, a life in war and peace. he discusses the tenure at the head of the international organization and the establishment of the global aids and health fund. he talks with the bbc. thank you much for joining me. the book is intervention. i'd like to start with the biggest intervention, the most famous intervention of your time as secretary general. it was iraq. it was a contentious issue. you spend a lot of time writing about this in the book and you reintegrate your thoughts that it was not a legitimate war. you write, it's 9/11 changed the world, the consequences of the iraq war were the similarly dramatic magnitude. why do you say that >> guest: i say that because the iraq war really left with the international community and i'm not just talking about the u.n. i'm talking about the impact on communities and groups in the middle east. and beyond. and the sense that the world has been broken in to groups and some were being targeted or profiles who felt very strongly about t
the question more like are you better off than you were maybe a year ago. >> rose: we continue with kofi annan, his book is called interventions, a lifetime in war and peace. he was recently the u.n. envoy to try to find a solution to the conflict in syria. >> charlie, less's be honest be very frank, syrian situation is a tough one. there are no easy answers. in a way the russians and the chinese have become a welcome alibi. if they had said we have no problem, do what be you want what would have happened? what would we have done. >> what do you think would have happened? >> i don't think the system for intervention. the people on the ground are waiting for intervention, as some see intervention along the lines of libya i don't think that is a solution in syria. i think you make the situation worse. and many countries are not prepared to go in and do that. >> rose: the u.s. economy, syria, and the life of the secretary-general when we continue. >> funding for charlie rose was provided by the knoll following:. >> from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. all eyes will be on the f
. >> host: kofi annan. thank you very much for joining us here. >> guest: thank you. ... >>> you are watching book tv on c-span2 and we are on location and loss vegas at the freedom dressed and now joining us is author and entrepreneur wayne allyn root ne here is his book the content of the libertarian the power in the citizen revolution with god, guns and gold and tax cuts to read mr. root, if you would start by giving a quick biography of yourself so people know who we are talking to to the estimate i can give you a biography very quick the first thing you need to know is this is based in las vegas, the media calls me the king of vegas gambling for 25 years before i got involved in politics. i guarantee i'm the only person that has a star on the sidewalk of las vegas, there's 50 people and the world. wayne newton and wayne root and frank sinatra. it's an interesting probably got into politics and i'm the only bus vegas maker to become a vice presidential nominee and regular on fox news. on the columnist and contributors at fox news.com. i write for probably every major conserva
this week the new u.n. special envoy set to make his first trip to syria. his predecessor, kofi annan, could not broker peace agreement. what can mr. brahimi do that kofi annan couldn't? >> well, it's interesting, ntviously his expectations are fairly measured. ured.nt so far as to call his enw role "mission: nearly impossible." he compared it to standing in ndont of a brick wall and essentially looking for some cracks in the wall. acks il be flying to damascus on saturday and meeting with president assad. d. has said that it is way too early at this stage to discuss what role, if any, president assad may have in the future of syria, but he has said quite adamantly that he opposes any foreign military intervention in yria. >> axelrod: clarissa ward just over the syrian border in turkey for us tonight. thank you. in northwestern pakistan there eys a brazen attack today aimed thwestricans. a suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into an ammev. carrying u.s. government workers. at least two pakistanis were oilled, 19 people were hurt, including two americans. their injuries are not
this sunday morning. >> osgood: teresa ward talks with former u.n. secretary general kofi annan. serena altschul has a tale about the art of story telling. steve hartman visits two elderly soldiers with an indelible bond. here are the headlines to the ninth of september, 2012. the race for the white house has moved into high gear. president obama is on another three-day bus tour of a battle ground state. this time it's florida. and mitt romney is is back on the stump again in virginia. romney laid low during the democrats' convention using the time to prepare for next month's debates. two car bombs exploded near the iraqi city of amarah today leaving 16 dead. a wave of attacks across iraq thought to have been launched by sunni insurgents and al qaeda has claimed nearly 60 lives. chicago public school teachers are threatening to walk off the job. the strike is scheduled to begin tomorrow morning. if it does, the city's 402,000 students will be sent to holding centers for four hours each school day. a pair of tornadoes roared through the waterfront neighborhoods of new york city yesterday
-old former algerian diplomat replaces kofi annan, who resigned last month after his peace plan failed to halt the country's civil war. in damascus, the syrian information minister voiced hope that brahimi will succeed. >> ( translated ): syria welcomed the appointment of lakhdar brahimi, and will offer him every possible help, the maximum assistance the way we did with kofi annan. we will make sure his mission will not lead to a blocked wall like what happened with kofi annan, when the external sides did not respond to his mission and international role. >> holman: meanwhile, the new head of the international red cross arrived in syria. he planned to appeal for greater humanitarian access to civilians caught in the fighting. thousands of syrians have become refugees, death toll and opposition groups say 5,000 were killed in the conflict in august-- the highest monthly death toll yet. the u.n.'s children's fund-- unicef-- estimates 1,600 people died last week alone. a nato soldier was killed today in a bombing in southern afghanistan. there was no immediate word on his nationality. meanwhile,
succeed where kofi annan did not? they sort of raise their eyes and put their tongue and say at least four government supporters, it depends on the opposition support, that is countries like qatar and saudi arabia. you talk to the opposition, because this is a city that is deeply divided, they will say it is the government's fault, it is on them to stop the violence, otherwise this will continue to unravel in all the very bitter and bloody ways we are seeing across the country. city by city, neighborhood by neighborhood. they say we are not just defending our territory, we are fighting back. >> anger over american made video that mocks the profit mohammed has again inflamed the muslim world. a rare appearance in beirut. he said the u.s. must understand there would be dangerous consequences if the complete film is broadcast. in kabul, 1000 afghans held violent protests, burning cars and tires and shooting at police. in indonesia, hundreds of protesters threw bombs and rocks outside the american embassy in jakarta. with tensions flaring, foreign policies are suddenly being brought to the for
minister, the only alternative is to pursue the failed peace plan put in place by his predecessor, kofi annan. he does not expect a quick solution. >> we all know how difficult the situation is in syria and in the region. but if we give up now, with our political efforts -- give up now with our political efforts, we would give up the people, the families. >> funding a revolution to the syrian civil war will be high on the -- finding a resolution to the syrian civil war will be high on the agenda. >> in this -- >> , did the job added that come in the event of an attack, iran -- mahmoud ahmadinejad added that, in the event of an attack, iran would defend themselves. libya's military has taken control of two powerful militia groups in benghazi. army officers are now in charge of the heavily armed february 17 brigade and another militia. >> the announcement came a day after the libyan military in the capitalof tripoli moved in on paramilitary groups there. a number of groups have operated freely since the overthrow of muammar gaddafi a year ago. the government and military haare capitalizin
council about the situation. brahimi took over as enjoy from former u.n. secretary general kofi annan. he met earlier this month with syrian president bashar al assad and members of opposition groups. brahimi told members after meeting with the security council that there's no prospect of a quick end to the violence but has a few ideas about how to bring the sides together. >> i think we will find an opening in the not too distant future. >> brahimi noted there are some signs that the divided syrian opposition may be moving toward unity. he's calling for the opposition groups to get together to negotiate a truce with the assad government. >>> iran's president says diplomacy is still an option in the standoff over his country's nuclear program. western nations argue mahmoud ahmadinejad is trying to build a bomb. they want him to stop his scientists from making highly enriched uranium. the president tells nhk he'll do that provided other countries fill in the gap. ahmadinejad is also vowing he won't push back against international pressure by closing a key supply route for oil. nhk world's
wanted to an accommodation whereby which both people can live in dignity. .. hosni mubarak kofi annan, thank you very much for joining me tonight on "after words." the book is about inventions. he spent a lot of time writing about the subject in the book and the reiterate your thoughts that it was not a legitimate war. that 9/11 changed the world from the consequences of the iraq war were similarly dramatic in magnitude. when you say that? >> guest: the iraq war rarely mentioned interaction with the community. i'm not just talking about the u.n. communities and groups in the middle east. and also beyond. the things that the world has been broken into groups, or some are being targeted or profiled, felt very who felt very strongly about this. this is about more on which the committee was divided. the council did not approve it. some believe we should been giving the inspectors the weapons inspectors more time to do their work in iraq and come back to the council, that if you do not perform, there would be serious consequences. to determine what those consequences should be. obviously,
-assad regime. brahimi has replaced kofi annan, who resigned his negotiating role in syria the end of last month amidst a diplomatic standoff over conflict that has killed more than 20,000 people in the last 18 months. speaking thursday, brahimi's spokesperson stressed the difficulty of the mission. >> the mission is really daunting. mr. brahimi said it as kofi annan has said it before, we said it before and say it again, that there are countries with influence and others with interests and we implore those influential countries for the parties to use their influence to curb the bleeding. this first mission is of extreme seriousness. ending the bloodshed, the moving toward a political face for negotiations and how to end this crisis. >> pakistani at guard is have filed murder charges against factory owners and government officials after a karachi factory blaze killed 289 people on tuesday in the country's worst industrial disaster. as relatives mourned the dead thursday, survivors said the factory's owners had intentionally locked the building's main 33 -- man 30- foot sliding door, trapping wor
general of the united nations kofi annan. what should we worry about when you see the kinds of demonstrations we have seen in cairo and the more lethal consequences in libya about a response to a privately produced film that has nothing to do with america or the american government. >> think that those kinds of incidents first of all shows that the it was how individuals can sometimes take the law into their own hands and react in a manner that we do not expect. it does require leaders to speak up. it does require leaders to send a message that this is simply not done, that it's not acceptable and one cannot have the sort of violence. and i think it also shows that the majority, the silent, peaceful majority, should speak up and the leaders should. because we live in the world of copy cat incidents and what we don't want is for others to replicate this and have it spread around and this is why sometimes i hope not only the litical leaders but some of the religious leaders will speak up. >> rose: i assume you mean by that the governmental leaders and religious leaders and cul
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